Abdominal Crunches


Abdominal crunches are one of the 10 main ways to do crunches. Abdominal crunches are one of a small variety of very physical activities and exercises that can be done without having to access a gym or any equipment. All that may be helpful for this exercise is athletic clothing and shoes. 


Doing crunches will give you stronger abs and work your torso and core areas. After a while of doing crunches your core may begin to be sore, but do not fret, this only means that your are doing it right, working hard, and becoming stronger. 


Lying on your back with your knees bent, place your feet on the floor, hip-width apart.   Place your hands behind your head so your thumbs are behind your ears.   Have your fingers relaxed instead of tight together.   Hold your elbows out to the sides but rounded slightly in towards your abdominal area.   Tilt your chin slightly forward, leaving a few inches of space between your chin and your chest.   Gently pull your abdominal area inward.   Curl up and forward so that your head, neck, and shoulder blades lift off the floor.   Hold this position for a moment and then slowly lower back down. 

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When learning how to do crunches have an fitness instructor or watch a few videos to understand the concepts.   A few mistakes that are often made when learning how to do crunches are going to fast or slow, crunching too high, yanking the neck when going into a crunch, holding a breath, keeping your chin to your chest, and relaxing on the way making it hard to get up into a crunch again. 


Crunches are one of the best exercises to work your abdominal area.   A few job positions that involve this exercise or exercising in general are a fitness trainer or instructor, physical education teacher, recreational worker, sport coach, physical therapist, exercise physiologists and much more.